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26th February 1978: Dewsbury Celtic 5 Wigan 15
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 11 2013 - 02:04
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Dewsbury Celtic 5 Wigan 15 - Sunday 26th February 1978
Venue: Mount Pleasant, Batley
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Green Vigo, 3. Dave Willicombe, 4. Jimmy Hornby, 5. Dennis Ramsdale, 6. Alan Taylor, 7. Bernard Coyle
WiganlForwards:l 8. Nick Nelson, 9. Geoff Aspinall, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. John Foran, 12. John Wood, 13. Terry Hollingsworth
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Geoff Aspinall, Jimmy Hornby, Steve O'Neill
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 3

DewsburylCelticlTries:l

(None)
DewsburylCelticlGoals:l Catlin 2
DewsburylCelticlDrops:l Doyle 1
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Summary:l

Frost had delayed all first round cup ties, bar the one at Leeds because they had a heated pitch, for two weeks. Wigan were expected to have few problems against amateurs Dewsbury Celtic but they were made to sweat their way through to Round 2 in this tie played at Batley's ground. Celtic impressed with their sprit and only trailed 5-3 at the break. Wigan though won through in the end and the home side tarnished their effort with Wood being Sent Off for them in the 79th Minute, following an incident with Steve O'Neill.

Half Time:l

Dewsbury Celtic 3 Wigan 5

Attendance:l

4,000

Note:l

Match had previously been Postponed on Sunday 12th February 1978 (2:30pm) Due to Frozen Pitch

1977-1978 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 11th February 1978
Leeds 25 Halifax 5

Friday 24th February 1978
Salford 9 Bramley 7
St Helens 36 Huyton 8

Saturday 25th February 1978
York 10 Warrington 16 (Second Half Live on BBC 1*)

Sunday 26th February 1978
Blackpool Borough 7 Huddersfield 0
Bradford Northern 21 Barrow 13
Dewsbury 13 New Hunslet 22
Dewsbury Celtic 5 Wigan 15 (at Mount Pleasant, Batley)
Dewsbury 9 Hull Kingston Rovers 7
Leigh 14 Featherstone Rovers 23
Oldham 21 Doncaster 7
Pilkington Recs (St Helens) 22 Castleford 23 (at Knowsley Road, St Helens)
Swinton 13 Batley 0
Whitehaven 13 Wakefield Trinity 21
Widnes 15 Rochdale Hornets 8
Workington Town 16 Keighley 5

*York v Warrington had also been the BBC's TV Pick on Saturday 11th February but had been postponed.

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